Find out what IonCube is and also the reasons why it’s set up on almost every server running PHP these days.
Plenty of script-driven applications, particularly paid content management systems, encode their files in order to ensure that they will not be reverse engineered or tampered with. The majority of them use an application named ionCube PHP Encoder to do that, so, in case you acquire a paid script and you intend to set it up in a web hosting account, a software instrument known as ionCube Loader has to be present on your server. Without having it, you can't install the script or if you somehow manage to do this, it won't function properly because almost all of the script code will be encoded to a point where it cannot be interpreted. That is why, you should make sure that ionCube Loader is installed when you get a new hosting account and you would like to employ some paid web app. If you get a shared website hosting account and the instrument is not present, it can't be added as the whole server PHP environment will have to be compiled again.
IonCube in Shared Website Hosting
IonCube Loader is a part of all of the web servers which are part of our cloud web hosting platform, therefore irrespective of the Linux shared website hosting plan
that you select during the signup process, you'll be able to activate it from your Hepsia Control Panel. The process is as simple as clicking an On/Off button from the Advanced section, so even if this is your first web hosting account ever, you will not have to do anything complex. The same section will allow you to pick the PHP version for your account (4, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5), so in case you would like to move to a different version, you just have to activate ionCube Loader for it too. Due to the fact that our platform is flexible, you may even set some other PHP version and a different status of ionCube using a php.ini file in each domain folder. In case this is something you would like to do but you don't have much experience, our 24/7 tech support team will be able to help you quickly.
IonCube in Semi-dedicated Servers
Since all of the semi-dedicated server
accounts are set up on our advanced cluster platform and ionCube Loader is available on it, you'll be able to use any script application which requires this software tool in order to run effectively. With several clicks in your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel you'll be able to activate or deactivate ionCube for the PHP version that is currently active for the account. As we support multiple versions of PHP concurrently, you'll need to do this every time you switch to a new release, but if you revert back to a release that you have already used, our system will remember your choice and ionCube Loader will already be activated. If you have a couple of websites in the same account and they need different releases of PHP, you will be able to set up a php.ini file in each and every domain folder and with a couple of lines of code you're able to define both the PHP release and the status of ionCube regardless of what is selected for the web hosting account altogether.